• WordNet 3.6
    • adj apterous (of insects) without wings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Apterous (Bot) Destitute of winglike membranous expansions, as a stem or petiole; -- opposed to alate.
    • Apterous (Zoöl) Destitute of wings; apteral; as, apterous insects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apterous In zoology: Wingless; having no wings: applied both to wingless insects belonging to winged groups, and to the wingless stage of winged insects.
    • apterous Specifically, of or pertaining to the Aptera.
    • apterous In botany, destitute of membranous expansions, as a stem or petiole: opposed to alate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Apterous ap′tėr-us without wings
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. a, neg., pteron, a wing.


In literature:

Thou tremblest, and the whiteness in thy cheek Is apter than thy tongue to tell thine errand.
"Bunyan Characters - Third Series The Holy War" by Alexander Whyte
Coleoptera, apterous form of Madeira.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Never had Jesuits an apter scholar than Ferdinand.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II." by John Lothrop Motley
I suspect Maritana would be an apter pupil.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
I can in no apter way describe my employment from May of 1776 to July of the following year.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
The apter he is to smatter, the slower he is in making any advance in his pretences.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
Whereas the former is merely an apterous creeping grub, the latter is an insect provided with wings.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
A large apterous species.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
Her looking-glass was the only place apter than that chest.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
They strike the key-note of so many human agonies, that they might form a motto, apter than Dante's, for the gates of hell.
"Sword and Gown" by George A. Lawrence
So elaborate was the system that it was universally known as the "Labyrinth," and no apter name could have been devised.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
Pododunera: apterous insects with biting mouth structures.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Sir, I trust to-morrow Will find me apter to requite your service.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
If Edgar Poe showed them the way, they have proved themselves apter disciples than any save the most skilful of Frenchmen.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
The cheek Is apter than the tongue, to tell an errand.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
Cherubim may be apterous.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
Please bell room please bell room fasten a character fasten a care in apter buttons fasten a care in such, in such.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
GLOWWORM, female, apterous, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
That of the glowworm (Lampyridae) is not unlike the apterous female.
"On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects" by Sir John Lubbock
Is not the comparison apter than one thinks?
"Mearing Stones" by Joseph Campbell

In science:

We will con firm this result in a matrix model computation in ch apter 5.
String Theory and the Vacuum Structure of Confining Gauge Theories
Converse, Philip E. 1964. “The Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics.” In David Apter, Ed Ideology and Discontent.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
Apter and others; see e.g. [Ap], and further references there.
More Results on Regular Ultrafilters in ZFC
Apter, An Easton theorem for level by level equivalence, Math.
More Results on Regular Ultrafilters in ZFC